is designed for Windows
XP/2000/2003/Vista/Win7 32 & 64 bit, its purpose is to provide
fast, flexible and easy backup, synchronization, replication, and
of important files on most storage media.
FolderClone is beneficial to individual
users, small businesses (SOHO), and large corporations.
Individual users will find
FolderClone essential for backing up their data files and/or
synchronizing their laptops
to their desktops. For large enterprises and small businesses
is part of the network infrastructure needed to maintain high file
protect your files, and share files throughout your organization.
arranges your synchronization needs in sets of "tasks". A task is
a set of specifications which tells FolderClone what
want to be copied, where you want them copied, and how often you want
done. Once configured, FolderClone
compares the "source" folder against the "target" folder at the user
time intervals. Changes or additions to the source folder are copied to
the target folder. Files and folders which exist on the target
but not on the source folder are deleted. (Optionally, the deletion can
be turned off). This process runs automatically in the background
any further user interaction required.
is not intended to backup complete systems. Its primary use is to
backup data files that would be irreplaceable should a disaster occur.
Key Features - standard
- Easy to use, Interface for simple
creation and maintenance of synchronization tasks.
- Four file comparison methods:
Date/Time, Size, Contents, and CRC32
- Uni-directional synchronization,
replication, mirroring of data from Source folder to Target Folder
- One-to-many synchronization
is supported. One Source folder may be synchronized with multiple
- Uses native operating system
APIs for scanning directories and copying files for optimum
- Assembly Language routines are
also utilized for blazingly fast execution.
- File copy only occurs if target
files are actually different than the matching source file, reducing
- Multiple Copy Options:
Including the ability to maintain the source file's create time stamp,
a Safe Copy option which ensures that the target file is not deleted
the copy operation is successful.
- Four Delete Options: Delete
Permanently, Send To Recycle Bin, Do Not Delete, and Secure
The Secure Delete option wipes the data from the disk so that the file
can not be restored by an undelete utility.
- Option to Include/Exclude Sub
- Option to include "All Files
and Folders" or "Only Selected Files and Folders"
- Loads at Windows Startup and
resides in the System Tray
- Runs unattended in the background
and checks folders at user defined intervals
- Interval options include: Manual,
Every Few Minutes, Every Few Hours, Every Few Days, Only On Selected
First Day of Month, and Last Day of Month.
- Process Priority rules can be
defined to allow control of CPU utilization during certain hours of the
- Can Ignore the FAT/NTFS time stamp
issues of "2 second difference" and "daylight savings time difference"
- All synchronization activity
and errors are logged. Or optionally, only errors are logged.
- Log size limit can be determined
- Scheduled synchronizations can
- In-Progress synchronizations
can be canceled
- Folders can be compared and
an HTML-formatted report generated
- Lists of synchronization "Tasks"
can be Created/Loaded/Saved
- Batch execution of multiple
synchronization tasks in a user specified order
- UNC file path names supported
- International date format support
- Password protection is available
Professional Edition - includes all of the
capabilities of FolderClone Standard Edition
as well as these additional features:
be notified when a task begin, ends, or is canceled. E-mail
can also be sent when errors occur.
No Email client is required. Requires the use of an SMTP (outgoing
mail) server, everything else is built in.
- Run a task when first
connecting to network
users can come into the office, dock their computers, and
backup their laptop data to another machine on the network.
Pro will determine when a valid connection exists between the
and target computers and will initiate a task at that time.
user involvement is required.
- Copy Open/Locked/In-Use
Professional's Open File Manager, there is no need to close
applications during a backup. Most open, locked, and in-use files
can be copied.
SQL Server database files, Access databases, MS Word documents, Excel
and most system files can be copied with ease. (Outlook PST
are not currently supported) Files must be on
local computer and
user must have administrator privileges. Requires: Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista/Win7.
- Define Custom Log File
|Rather than being
required to choose from a list of preset maximum Log sizes, a custom
size may be defined.
- Copy NTFS Security
copying files between NTFS drives, security information such as file
and access privileges can be copied along with the file to the
- Application option
settings can be overridden for each individual task
are ordinarily set at the application level and are global to all
So, for example, if you choose the 'Do Not Delete' option, this rule is
when running all tasks. FolderClone Professional gives you
ability to customize most options on an individual task level.
- Scheduling option allows
for FolderClone Pro to "Run On Windows Startup"
can be scheduled to run when Windows is started up. FolderClone
be set up to startup with Windows for this to work properly.